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Edinburgh — 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Destined For Homefor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Arthur's Seat and BobCat Alpacas. Venture out of the city with trips to Flemings Furniture and Antique Centre (in Inverkeithing), John Muir Alpacas (in Dunbar) and Gullane Beach (in Gullane). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip maker site.

Chandigarh, India to Edinburgh is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Edinburgh. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Bushmills.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature
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Bushmills — 2 nights

Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. On the 23rd (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway and then take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Bushfoot Strand, enjoy the sand and surf at East Strand, and then kick back and relax at Castlerock Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bushmills online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Bushmills in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Edinburgh in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bushmills, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Inverness.
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Inverness — 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 25th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Scottish Flair Art Gallery, kick back and relax at Nairn Beach, then browse the different shops at Eastgate Shopping Centre, and finally look for gifts at Panacea...lotions,potions and more. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Castle Gallery, then take an exotic tour of Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, then kick back and relax at Loch Morlich, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Grantown Antiques and Collectables.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Bushmills to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Bushmills in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Inverness. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ullapool.
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Ullapool — 1 night

Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): kick back and relax at Ullapool Sea Front, kick back and relax at Ardmair Beach, and then browse the exhibits of RhueArt.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Ullapool sightseeing planner.

Getting from Inverness to Ullapool by car takes about 1.5 hours. January in Ullapool sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Arisaig.
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Arisaig — 1 night

Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, within the Rough Bounds. On the 28th (Sat), look for gifts at Haggard Alley, get outside with Morar Beach, and then stroll through Traigh Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Arisaig trip planner.

You can drive from Ullapool to Arisaig in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Ullapool in January, Arisaig is a bit warmer at night with lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Haverfordwest.
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Haverfordwest — 2 nights

Haverfordwest is the county town of Pembrokeshire, Wales, and serves as the county's principal commercial and administrative centre. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): kick back and relax at Marloes Sands Beach, kick back and relax at Broadhaven Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Barafundle Beach. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Haverfordwest trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Arisaig to Haverfordwest with the Route module. In January in Haverfordwest, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to London.
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London — 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. For shopping fun, head to Harrods or Tresor Paris. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Covent Garden, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our London day trip planner.

Drive from Haverfordwest to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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Scotland travel guide

Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

Northern Ireland travel guide

Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.

Wales travel guide

Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.